Last Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:06
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina's friendly against Italy next month as he nurses a knee injury.
Aguero is missing from an all foreign-based squad coach Alejandro Sabella named on Tuesday for Argentina's friendly in Rome next month.
The City striker has been absent from the club's pre-season friendly matches and his status continues to mystify supporters who are concerned that he may not be 100 percent for the start of the new campaign.
Aguero missed large chunks of last season with knee and hamstring problems and it appears the City medical staff have wrapped him in cotton wool until after the international friendly break.
Pablo Zabaleta is named in Argentina's 22-man squad for the August 14 match at the Olimpico in honour of Pope Francis who will receive the two squads at the Vatican on the eve of the match.
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